Tow Truck Service
Tow trucks come in many different shapes and sizes. Each type of tow truck is specially designed to handle a particular type of load. Depending on the requirement that you have, we will ensure that you receive the assistance that you seek from a truck that is designed for the job specifically. We have provided some extra information about the various trucks that we have available in our fleet so that you can learn a bit more about the differences between all of them and why one type of truck is better suited to you than another.
Flatbed tow trucks
A flatbed truck, like the name implies, is a truck with a large, horizontal, platform that rests on the back of the truck. When loading a vehicle onto a flatbed, the bed is tilted toward the vehicle using a hydraulic system, and a winch is attached to your vehicle, which assists in moving the vehicle onto the bed. Once the vehicle is on the bed, it is secured with a series of straps so that no movement can occur once the truck is in motion. This way of towing has become popular because it does not put any additional stress on the vehicle that it is transporting and ensures that there is no extra damage incurred.
Hook & chain tow and wheel lift tow trucks
Hook and chain tow trucks and wheel lift tow trucks are similar in a lot of ways, but also vastly different in others. Hook and chain tow trucks attach a hook to the axle of your vehicle and hoist the vehicle up after it is secured to remove contact of two wheels of the towed vehicle from the road. Wheel lift trucks work similarly, but instead use a yoke, which is secured under two of the wheels under the towed vehicle. These types of trucks can cause damage to 4x4 vehicles or vehicles that have not been accurately assessed and as such, should be operated by a seasoned professional who understands the requirements of your vehicle.
Integrated tow trucks
Integrated tow trucks are heavy-duty tow trucks designed to tow large vehicles, such as buses or trucks. This type of tow truck is built to handle the extra load and boasts extra axles for additional stability and strength, a centered rig for improved stability, and a more advanced system than traditional tow trucks. Though these types of tow trucks are less commonly used than others, we have made sure to keep a few in our fleet to ensure that we can assist any type of vehicle.
Knowing which solution is best for you
Knowing which type of tow truck is best suited to you can be difficult if you have little or no experience in towing. Do not worry if this is the case, however, because when you contact Grapevine Towing, we quickly ascertain the scope of the work that you need assistance with and ensure that the right type of tow truck is made available to you.